Climate Responsive Master Planning: Harnessing the Microclimate Around Buildings
In this course, strategies and processes to design and harness the microclimate around buildings are explored. The objective of harnessing the microclimate is to maximize the perception of acceptable thermal comfort experienced by pedestrians and residents and to increase the viability of natural ventilation within the building units. During this presentation we explore the tools and means to score “success” for both natural ventilation and thermal comfort. Other microclimate features such as rain penetration, solar impacts such as glare, noise and odor will also be addressed.